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Yoga At Holbrook Language Academy

Holbrook Language Academy starts every morning with mindfulness practices. The pictures below show the students participating in Yoga lead by Program Coordinator Jeremy Macahilig.  

A few reasons to practice Yoga with kids;
Develop body awareness
Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
Build concentration
Increase their confidence and positive self-image
Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
Have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices




 

A small glimpse of our Summer program! 

Summer Program was a huge success this year and we can happily report that we had many happy students and families! Below you'll find pictures of El Dorado Middle School students participating in a hat decorating contest and also in some relaxing reading outdoors. 





 

C.A.R.E.S. Home Page

We are excited to kick of the 2018-2019 school year! We will have programs at the following sites; 

Bel Air

Cambridge

Delta View 

El Monte

Fair Oaks

Holbrook

Meadow Homes

Rio Vista

Shore Acres

Sun Terrace

Wren Avenue 

Ygnacio Valley Elementary

El Dorado Middle

Oak Grove Middle 

Riverview Middle 

Mt. Diablo High School 

Ygnacio Valley High School

 

Applications for enrollment will be given out during the sites orientation and/or walk-through. Please contact the Loma Vista Office at 925-691-0351 with any questions regarding program. 

Our Program Profile

Strengths

The Mt. Diablo CARES is a well-established program with strong support from our community partners as well as from our school site and administration. It is a unique collaborative between the Mt Diablo School District, City of Concord Parks & Recreation and Bay Area Community Resources, who all serve overlapping populations. This support stems from a history of excellent programming, coordination, strong program leadership and shared responsibility of providing services and families in the community. We are a part of the state- wide initiative, Healthy Behaviors Initiative (HBI) identifying exemplary practices in nutrition in After School Programs. Financially we are supported by grants from both state and city initiatives.

Challenges

In order to maintain high quality services being offered to our students and families, additional funding sources are continually being pursued. The formation of a non-profit charitable foundation and other small fundraiser and mini-grants for site need. There is an ongoing need to maintain high quality training and mentorship for CARES staff to ensure qualified staff are serving our students. Expanded opportunities for culturally diverse and enriching opportunities prepare students with the life experiences.

Hours of Operation & Cost:

CARES operates from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. There is no cost to students for program participation.

After School Programming includes

Homework Help, Academic Intervention Program, ASPIRE Supplemental Educational Services, Nutrition Education and Cooking, Dance, Arts and Crafts, STEM, SPARK & CATCH program, Gardening and Field Trips. A Middle School Sports program is offered at the three Middle Schools with the CARES After School Program.

Snack & Supper Programming includes:

Daily nutritional snack & supper provided in partnership with Food Services Department and the USDA. Participating students receive a healthy snack consisting of milk, cracker and fruit. The Supper meal consists of milk, fruit, vegetable, and a whole grain and protein item to complete a healthy and nutritious meal.

Who We Serve

Number of Schools: 17

Number of Students Served: 2,175

Grade Levels Served: TK-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th

Male: 52%

Female: 48%

Free & Reduced Lunch: 86%

English Learner: 41%

Special Education: 20%

Demographics

Chinese: 1%

Latino: 53%

African American: 15%

Asian Pacific Islander: 7%

Other White: 20%

Other Non-White: 5%

How We Serve

Staff to student ratio: 1:20 per site

Number of credentialed staff: 1-5 per site

Number of volunteers: 2- 5 per site

Number of CARES staff: 5-12 per site

Number of subcontractors: 2-8 program wide

Number of Community Partners: 18 program wide

Schools We Serve

General Information

1266 San Carlos Avenue,  Suite A6

Concord, CA 94518

phone: (925) 691-0351

fax: (925) 691-1447

email: caresasp@mdusd.org

 

 

Summer Garden Academy

Our 2018 Summer Garden Academy was a great success!! We had some awesome students participating this year that were full of energy and found a great interest in planting and harvesting some summer fruits and veggies! 

 


The students had such a fun time making homemade apricot jam! YUM!! 

 


How awesome are these hard workers! 

 

Job Opportunities

If you're interested in working for the Mt. Diablo CARES program please look below for the open positions; 

 

Recreation Specialist:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/npo/d/cares-recreation-specialist/6635144651.htmlPlease contact

Caresasp@mdusd.org or call 925-691-035